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Collection Roman Collection
Catalog Number 2015.7.98
Object Name Coin
Description Roman Provincial Imperial coin, bronze, billon tetradrachm. Struck during the reign of Lucius Domitius Aurelianus Augustus in honor of his wife Severina in Alexandria, Egypt, 270-275 C.E. The head of Severina wears a diadem and faces right in profile, on obverse with the inscriptions "OV(lambda)(pi) CEVHPINA CEB" surrounding image. On reverse, a standing figure of an eagle, the bird of Jupiter or Jove, faces right and holds a wreath in its beak with the inscriptions "ETOVC S" on left and right of image.
Date range: 270-275 C.E.

Reference: David Sear, "Roman Coins and Their Values", (Vol III, 2005), #11714, pg 440
Title Severina
Date 270-275 CE
Material Bronze
Dimensions Dia-0.75 inches
Credit line Gift of Arthur G. and Roswitha Haas
Place of Origin Africa/Egypt/Alexandria
Subjects Roman Empire
Ancient Rome